Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The 70s (the temperature, not the decade), Crazy Red, Big Tents and Rating Xx

Greetings from Tucson! It is another bright morning, but clouds are out and about; I've been warned by a customer that the overextended summer weather will be bidding its leave soon, so perhaps we will be graduating to 70-degree weather soon. (It is very true that you get used to the warm weather here quickly - I would be overjoyed and donning shorts in Washington's 70-degree weather. Somehow, here it is not so.)

I haven't done a whole heck of a lot these past couple of days, but it's taken me a little bit to get used to working afternoons. Perhaps tomorrow I will work up the gumption to see some art galleries before my shift. We'll see. I have, however, managed to experience a few local venues, work out (meagerly) a few times in the cardio fitness room on site, and now am the proud owner of a Fry's membership card. I'm hoping these few things somehow redeem my otherwise lazy schedule.

The guys at work started setting the big tent up yesterday, but it is slow going so far. If we are lucky, though, it will be up by the end of the day today. We are all getting very, very, very tired of the temporary tents, which are too willing to follow the wind's every desire. Laura found some locally made jam and BBQ sauce so our inventory is ever-expanding... I had my eye on the jams yesterday and I might have to break down and buy some (they have PEAR and PLUM flavors, for crying out loud! My taste buds are just dying to try it).

So! It is decided - I will be dying my hair Crazy Red at the start of December. And I'm rather excited for it. Unfortunately, I'll probably finally LOOK like the over-zealous, flighty, slightly-off person I am, but I've been fooling people long enough - perhaps it'll be a civic favor to let people know what their getting into before striking a conversation.

I've made a few additions to my music list on the right. I hope you all will give them a try if you have time. I'm also very intrigued by a band called Xx (not risque, don't worry), but haven't necessarily made up my mind quite yet (Kara, you should look them - you might dig it!).

I hope this finds you all well. STRANGELY enough, I do find myself missing the crisp, cold PNW air. Enjoy it for me!

Oh, and Marvin gives his condolences. Not about anything in particular - just about life in general. His, apparently, isn't getting any better.


  1. I've heard Xx before! I'm in the same boat as you- not in love with them but don't mind them either.
    Marvin, cheer up or you will lose your job!

  2. Careful with the hair dye, #3! You've heard my story a hundred times- the time I turned my hair fire-engine red! It was rather clown-like and not becoming at all. Of course I was about 40 years old, so that doesn't help. Think I would like High Tide in Tucson? I need a new, good book. Jaima left me a copy of Rodrigo Y Gabriella- I love it! I know you played it for me first but maybe I wasn't in the right mood then. Daddy stopped and said hi to Joe tonight...his family is all coming home this wkend...I sure miss you!